We are looking for a good designer able to work in Photoshop (website layout design), Flash (flash website/intro/logo/banner/eyecandy design, action scripting is a plus).
We are mainly interested in someone that can do the design work based on our client specifications and needs. The design will go on top of our CMS as a template, thus, besides the design work itself, beeing able to "cut" the layout, compress/optimize the image files and deliver a well formatted HTML page for the design is A GREAT PLUS.
Our first project (this project) is for the design of a new online clothing presentation/sale website. The line is casual clothing so we need a design that will appeal to the types of clients who will be purchasing such clothes. We are looking for a white, clean design, something that looks content ritch but does not overwhelm the user with useless design elements and is easy to use by anyone.
To start with, you will need to design an index page layout (possible an intro page too) and a product listing page layout. Pay special attention to the following elements: header, left menu/panel section, footer and the alignment of sections within the page area.
Our client doesn't have a logo so feel free to sketch/design a logo that will blend well with the design. We will eventually need the logo to be well design and have a high dpi version but for now, an initial version/sketch will suffice (as long as blends well with the design).
Please take a look at:
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We like the simplicity of the design (simple and easy to use but doesn't look empty) and the header containing the buttons (altough we consider the buttons to be a little too plain), we just LOVE the way pages are pieced togheter into aligned sections (pages: contacts, your account, lingerie, fun wear, about us). We also like the concept of the image on the left side which fills the empty space, however, we might need that space for a left-side menu, it's your choice to either integrate the menu into the header or into the left section, whichever looks good will do.
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We like the concept of the intro page which turns into the site header when you reach the inner pages of the website. Altough, we are looking for a slightly thinner header since we don't want to have the user scroll down to see the page content, the header and most, if not all, the page content should be viewable without needing to scroll down.
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We like the casual look of the clothes presented in this collage intro page, such an image style should be used to create the intro page and the website header (view notes on item 2). Such image collage will need to be made alive as a flash animation so that the user is not just presented with a static image when he/she reaches the website. We do not like anything else on this design.
The layout should work in a minimum 1024x768 screen resolution.
We do not mind if the designer copies design concepts/ideeas from other websites/layouts as long as he/she doesn't do copy-paste work.
The website we are building is not a lingerie selling website, the images presented by the layouts we provided as examples under item 1 and 2 are not relevant, the way they integrate with the overal page design and layout is.
This is a lead project. We are looking for a good designer that we can hire on a monthly basis to handle all the design work and also the design for the websites we build on top of our CMS, if our client is happy with the way the site will look and if we have a good collaboration relationship with you we will be looking to hire you on the long term and negociate your monthly fee according to what tasks you will need to handle. Your primary task once you are hired will be to design the backend of our CMS so there will be a lot of work to be done.
YOU MUST BE ABLE TO START WORKING ON THIS RIGHT AWAY (within 24 hours) AND DELIVER A FIRST LAYOUT WITHIN 1-2 DAYS. We will need to go over each layout a few times until our client is content so please don't waste too much time tuning up the details of the design as many changes may be needed and it would be a waste of time.
PLEASE DO NOT BID IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN BEEING HIRED ON A MONTHLY BASIS TO WORK FOR US AFTER THIS LEAD PROJECT IS COMPLETE.
AVAILABILITY OVER YAHOO/GOOGLE MESSENGER IS A MUST (WITH VOICE IS A PLUS). GOOD ENGLISH AND GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS ARE A REQUIREMENT.
PLEASE SUBMIT PORTFOLIO (QUALITY BEFORE QUANTITY PREFERRED)
PLEASE DO NOT BOTHER WITH COPY-PASTE BIDS THEY WILL BE IGNORED
IF YOU HAVE NOT READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PROJECT PLEASE DO NOT BID. WE TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE ALL OF THIS, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ IT.
Thank you for taking the time to read all this, and I hope we'll have a long prosperous collaboration.
Best regards, Chris.